Sachin Tendulkar overwhelmed after ‘Playing It My Way’ enters Limca Book of Records

first_imgSachin Tendulkar continues to smash records more than two years after retiring from international cricket as the highest run-scorer in Tests and ODIs.’Playing It My Way’, the Master Blaster’s autobiography, entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories.Humbled by the incredible response to his autobiography, Tendulkar tweeted to express his gratitude.Overwhelmed with response to Playing it My Way! Thank you for your interest in my cricketing journey. @boriamajumdar tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 19, 2016The book, published by Hachette India, was released on November 6, 2014 and has broken all records for an adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories with 1,50,289 copies confirmed on order subscriptions.The book’s orders, on day one, already saw it pulling ahead of both pre-order and lifetime sales of the world’s top adult hardbacks Dan Brown’s Inferno, Walter Issacson’s Steve Jobs and JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy.Tendulkar has been the most talked-about cricketer in India since his debut in 1989 against Pakistan. Over the next quarter of a century, he went on to accomplish many firsts in cricket – he became the first to register 50 Test hundreds, became the first man to score an ODI double hundred and is the only one with 200 Test caps.last_img read more